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Emslie Horniman Park, London, UK

Completed 2000
Client: London Borough of Kensington
Team: StudioE Architects + FoRM Partners in charge Igor Marko and Peter Fink + Aecom (formerly Edaw)

An award wining redevelpment of an existing park in a particularly deprived neighbourhood of North Kensington. The redesigned park is now a vital local asset in an area where the ratio of open space to population is by far the lowest in London.

The redesign involved major improvements to the park, new sports and play facilities focusing on the restoration of its centerpiece, a listed walled garden by the eminent Arts and Crafts architect, CFA Voysey.The design was informed by extensive consultation with user groups and stakeholders. The annual influx of tens of thousands of people into the park during the Notting Hill Carnival was also a significant factor influencing the revitalisation of the space.